Hurry! Let's Make A Sentence!
Another fun thing you can do with Dolch words is to print off my labels and press the stickers on large colored Popsicle sticks.
Simply download my template, put a sheet of large Avery (30 on a page) labels in your printer. (In my HP you put the sheet face down) and then click print.
I wanted to use the big labels so that students could easily read them and I could use this cool font by Kevin and Amanda called “Tonight’s The Night”.
Click on the link to check out their free fonts.
You’ll need to trim the labels down a bit so they fit, but I think it’s worth the effort because they show up nicely.
Keep the sticks in a cute mug or basket that you can pass around. Students choose a stick and read their word. If they can, they stay in the game. If they can’t, the stick goes back in, and they’re out of the game.
Challenge students to find other children with words that they can team up with to make a phrase or sentence.
See who can make the longest phrase or sentence, using the most words, before the timer goes off.
Students can go to this mug/basket and create sentences and phrases when they are done with other work, or use it as a writing center or Daily 5 activity and have students choose sticks to make phrases/sentences and then write them on a sheet of paper using correct capitalization and punctuation.
Click on the link to view/download Dolch Word Labels There are 2 sheets for each Dolch Word List (Pre-Primer through 3rd Grade). Enjoy!
I was thinking of making labels for the Dolch Nouns. Does anyone use them in conjunction with their lists? Would they be helpful with this set? Let me hear from you, or comment here and I'll whip them up.
Do you have a Dolch Word or Daily 5 activity you can share?
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